If you are one of the millions of people whose computers are infested with the nasty malware Windows Antivirus XP 2008/2009, don’t despair. It’s hard to remove but can be done. I’ve fixed it in four computers now. I tried many different things, but I had the greatest success with SD Fix and Malwarebytes.
Download SD Fix by clicking here. Then you’ll need to reboot into Safe Mode by restarting your computer. As the computer starts up, tap the F8 key several times. If you tap it at the right time, you’ll a screen with several options will appear. One will be Safe Mode. Choose Safe Mode. Next, after a list of drivers is displayed in black and white on your screen, you’ll be asked if you want to go into Safe Mode (Y) or if you want to use System Recovery (N). Pick Y for Safe Mode.
After Windows has started. Go to My Computer and find the C: drive. Double-click it, so it will open. Look for a folder called SD Fix. Inside SD Fix will be a file called RunThis.bat. Click on it. It will run a program to clean up the Trojans. Type Y to begin. SD Fix will delete all the spyware or trojans it comes across. Then you’ll be asked to type any key to restart the computer. Do it, type a key.
Your computer will reboot. As it does, it will finish cleaning up the malware it has found.
Next download Malwarebytes. Update it and run it. It is pretty straight-forward.
You may have to run the above two programs several times to finally get rid of this nasty of all nasties.
If, after removal you find you’re missing your screensaver tab, you can go to my this post to fix it. To see if you’re missing your screensaver tab, go to Control Panel, Display. One of the tabs should be Screensaver.
If you were unfortunate enough to buy this rogue antispyware, you need to call your bank and get a new credit card number. Also you should stop payment on your purchase.
If you want help, and your computer still has the ability go on the Internet. I can fix your computer remotely. Call 403-483-0105 during the day (Mountain Standard Time.)